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Program Director: Dustin Freeman

 

Dustin Freeman started Northeast Elite in 2011 with a single 8th grade boys team. That team's success was the foundation for what has become the most successful player development program in Southern/Seacoast New Hampshire. Our program is about taking the brightest, most committed players and teaching them to play the game the right way and holding them to high standards of accountability on and off the court. Freeman has built his program by being incredibly honest with his players and challenging them to play against the best of the best and giving them knowledge and feedback on what they need to do to play at the highest levels possible.

Freeman is aware of "reality" as an assistant coach at Brewster Academy Men's Prep team, a program that has won 5 out of the 7 prep school national championships (Link: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2015/02/24/brewster-academy-basketball/) and he is committed to being honest with his AAU players about the development process and how much hard work is required to become a great player. With access to every college coach in the country, Freeman has tremendous resources on the men's and women's side with the recruiting process.

Before coaching at Brewster Academy and starting Northeast Elite, Freeman attended the University of Memphis and was a volunteer student coach in 2007 and 2008, working summer camps and attending the team's practices, including the 2008 team which lost in the NCAA Championship game.

For Maine or New Hampshire kids to make it at the highest levels, they need to be held accountable to those standards. Freeman always talks about how he is a basketball coach and not a babysitter. No one loves the game and is as passionate about playing the game the right way as Freeman, which is why he wants to coach kids that love to be in the gym, can handle constructive criticism, and want to be special players.

 

List of College Players Coached:

 

Alpha Diallo - Providence College

Makai Ashton-Langford - Providence College

Sid Wilson - UConn

Aaron Wheeler - Purdue

Mike Okauru - Florida

Thomas Allen - Nebraska

Curtis Haywood - Georgia Tech

CJ Keyser - Wichita State

Deleon Brown - Colorado

Rapolas Ivanauskas - Northwestern

Taurean Thompson - Seton Hall

Aziz Sultan Essa - Fairfield

Jack Lieb - Lehigh

Zach Cameron - Kennesaw State

Libby Underwood - William and Mary

Meg Knollmeyer - NYIT

Ryan Beddeo - Fresno State

Malik Fitts - St Mary's (CA)

Brett Hanson - Florida Southern

Jake Rudolph - Florida Southern

Connor Peterson - Xavier

Aaron Smith - Rutgers

Emily Benway - St Joseph's (ME)

Morgan Chapman - Johnson and Wales

Emma Thomson - Fitchburg State

Semih Say - Brandeis

Maggie Duchene - Kenyon College

Isabelle Pafford - Newbury College

Katie Valcich - Endicott College

Ashley Hill - Wheaton College

Charlotte Camp - Cairn University

Jourdain Bell - Colby-Sawyer

Joeseph Bell - Trinity College

Julien Bufalino - University of Toronto

Bryant Holmes - Plymouth State

Maria Draper - Norwich University

Kaya Cadagan - Emmanuel College

Natalie Thurber - Central Maine Community College

Kelsey Coffey - Plymouth State

Zach Bergeon - Wentworth Institute of Technology

 

Other Notable Players Coached:

 

Emily Francoeur - 2016 All State - New Hampshire

Allie Sirmian - 2016 All State - New Hampshire

Anthony Primavera - 2015 All State - New Hampshire

Austin Franzen - 2014 All State - New Hampshire

Connor Walsh - 2015 - All State - New Hampshire

Mia Briggs - 2016 - All Conference - Maine

Ryan O'Neil - 2016 - All State - Maine